Saturday, July 18, 2009


I have really enjoyed spending time with the kids this summer. They love to play outside as much as possible. I have also enjoyed having time to get some housework done. So I haven't spent time blogging, but I have enjoyed my family and that is important.

Matthew is now 7 years old. He is a sweet kid most of the time. He loves swimming and he reminds me of my brother because he spends most of the time in the pool under water. He also loves riding his bike, but he scares me with how fast he goes sometimes. He is truly an outdoors kind of kid. He loves playing in the sandbox, the sprinkler, the slip-n-slide, and anything else outside. He enjoyed going up north for the fourth of July. We did some legal fireworks (you know the little ones that don't leave the ground), had a campfire, and slept in the camper. He also enjoyed going to soccer camp. He can't wait to go again next year.

Alisha is now 5 years old. She is getting so tall and is so beautiful. She is trying to learn to ride her bike without training wheels, but gives up very easily. She loves playing outside. She loves to swing and does so very well. I have to remind her not to swing too high. She loved going to VBS with her papa and can't wait until our VBS next week.

Michael is almost 4 years old. He is our challenging child. He likes things to go his way IMMEDIATELY! He loves to play in the sandbox with the trucks and shovels. He also loves anything to do with water.

Kevin will be 2 in September. He is an amazing little guy. He is full of smiles and has really enjoyed having mommy home this summer. He loves chocolate milk and horses. He got to ride a horse at my parents' VBS and has not stopped talking about it for weeks. He sleeps with a picture of him on the horse. Every animal says "woof woof" according to him. It is so cute. He is really starting to put words together and he comes up with some really cute statements. He loves when daddy comes home from work.

When we went up north for the fourth, Michael got to stay home with grandma and papa. So it was just Aaron and I with three kids. It was an adventurous night. We got to bed late after the fireworks and campfire. We put Matthew and Kevin on the one bigger bed, Alisha was on the top bunk, and Aaron and I each got a bed under Alisha. We got woke up about 2:30ish to a loud thud. Alisha had fallen off the bed. Aaron grabbed her as she was kind of standing between our beds. I went to put my arm around her and realized that she was soaked!!!!!! Here she had wet the bed (which she hasn't done in many months) and didn't realize it. She thought she still had to go and was trying to get out of the bed, but couldn't figure out how to get out of the zipped sleeping bag and ended up just coming down sleeping bag and all. Luckily, she didn't get hurt. The noise woke Matthew and Kevin also, thankfully, Kevin laid right back down and went to sleep. Matthew and I took the flashlight and went to the outhouse while daddy got Alisha changed. So then I put Matthew back with Kevin and put Alisha in my bed. I laid with Alisha only with my head at the other end of the bed. It got cold, so I had to unzip the sleeping bag and try to snuggle in by her feet. Then Kevin woke up and was scared and crying. So I had to switch spots with Matthew. While I dozed off with Kevin, Matthew had a bad dream and got up and went to daddy. So daddy gave his bed up to Matthew and went to lay on Alisha's bed. Only he thought Alisha had gotten up and gotten in bed with me, so he spread out on the bed. Then something moved under his legs and he realized that Alisha was still there. So needless to say, we were all tired the next day. But it sure was fun!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

J Has a Passport!!!!!!!!!!!

My friend has been in the adoption process for almost 4 years now. Her son, J, just got his passport. Please pray that he will be able to get his visa and be home this month. I know it is a stretch for anything to happen that quickly, but I know God IS able. I have been praying for him to come home in July since about May and I ask that you join me in prayer.

I'll try to post about my kids later this weekend.